TOPS Chapter 9319 El Dorado Springs met in the Church of Christ meeting room on Thursday, Jan. 25.

Leader Sheryl Ann called the meeting to order and Kay led us in singing “We’ll Lose Weight”.

Twenty-Eight weighed in today and the chapter had a net loss of 15.6 lbs.

Week’s best loser was a tie with Pat and Chris both losing 2.2 lbs. each.

Kadeana had been absent for several weeks but came back with a 14.4 loss. Glad to have you back and congratulations on the big loss.

Marilyn had the program today. She took her program from the recent TOPS Magazine titled “Never Gonna Give You Up.” Making all foods fit.

She asked if we had made New Year’s Resolutions. Some have: quit smoking, exercise every day, lose weight, not buy junk food, be more caring and nicer.

We all want to see immediate results, we see promises of that all the time in the media. We can stick to not eating that favorite food for a week, maybe even a month but sooner or later we will cave and then overindulge. At TOPS we say that all foods fit. If you are craving a piece of chocolate, have one piece and adjust your calorie intake elsewhere for the day. This makes a more manageable weight loss program.

Marilyn gave us a list of some “Super Foods”.

For High cholesterol eat artichokes, whole oats and sesame oil.

To reduce blood pressure, try lentil’s and cinnamon

For headaches, have some coffee, almonds or ginger.

For joint pain, broccoli, green tea and salmon are helpful.

We sang happy anniversary to Susan,

Juanita won the right to draw for the marble and drew the winning white one. She won $43.50.

Warren reported on the contest and said the bottles of quarters are getting lighter.

Remember if school is called off because of bad weather we will not meet. Best place to find out if school will be closed is on the School’s face book page or the radio or Channel 10. Channel 3 is not carrying this information at this time.

With no other business we closed with our song “The More We Get Together” and our motto “IF IT IS TO BE IT IS UP TO ME”.

TOPS #MO 9319 meets each Thursday Morning in the Church of Christ Meeting room at 302 E Hospital Road, El Dorado Springs. Weigh-in starts at 7:45 a.m. the meeting begins at 8:45 a.m. and is over by 10 a.m.

Are you ready to stop dieting and start making real changes? TOPS can help you reach your weight-loss goals by providing you with the tools, information, support, and accountability you need to be successful. After all, this has been a winning formula for TOPS members just like you for nearly 70 years.  We welcome women and men of all ages. We encourage healthy eating and offer support through our chapter and the National Chapter of TOPS. We have a lot of fun in our weight loss journey and make lifelong friendships. First visit is free with no obligation.

For more information, call Sheryl Walker at 417 876 5699, Linda Hall at 417 876 6467, our TOPS toll free number 1 800-932-8677 or you can find us on the web at

Come and join us.

IN APPRECIATION – Sue Christy, TOPS treasurer, presented Dorothy Foster, a member of the board of the Senior Center, a check in the amount of $476.50 as our donation to them.

CHECK IT OUT – Sue Christy, TOPS treasurer, presented Danita Ehlers and Sherry Wiseman, representatives of the Church Of Christ Food Panty a check in the amount of $476.50. Our chapter lost a total gross of 953 pounds in 2017. We donate $1 per pound lost to two local organizations, the Church Of Christ Food Pantry and the Senior Center. Each organization received    $ 476.50. This money comes from a portion of our proceeds from the Baked Potato luncheons we hold each March and September. We thank the community for their support with this.

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